• ROAM presentation at Uttarakhand Summit IUCN presents ROAM study findings at Uttarakhand Summit Photo: IUCN\ India

    IUCN presents ROAM findings at the Summit on Climate Resilient Mountain Agriculture organised by the Government of Uttarakhand, India


    On 2-4 May 2018, the Uttarakhand Watershed Management Directorate organised a Summit on Climate Resilient Mountain Agriculture in Dehradun, the state capital. IUCN India was invited to present the key findings of the restoration opportunity assessment study...

  • coral reef fish Photo: coral reef fish in Cu Lao Cham MPA © Cu Lao Cham MPA

    IUU fishing in Cu Lao Cham MPA: how to deal with it?


    In April 2017, an IUCN team spent a week on Cu Lao Cham (CLC) in central Vietnam assisting negotiations between the management board and local fishing communities to expand the strictly protected zone of the Marine Protected Area (MPA) from less than 2% to 10...

  • Sekong River, 2012 Photo: Sekong River, 2012 © IUCN ARO

    The Xe Kong 1 dam: why it matters for Vietnam


    The Xe Kong, which rises in Thua Thien Hue before flowing into Lao PDR and then into Cambodia, is the last unobstructed major tributary of the Mekong and is of irreplaceable value for regional food security and the productivity of the Mekong Delta. The...

  • marine debris exhibition in San Diago Photo: A sea turtle with full of plastic waste in San Diego marine debris exhibition © Nguyen Thu Trang Greenhub

    Call for volunteers: Participation in an artwork campaign on plastic waste and polystyrenes “I love the ocean and born to be wild”


    IUCN, with the financial support of the U.S Fish and Wildlife Service, in collaboration with Bai Tu Long National Park and Greenhub, are pleased to announce a campaign to produce the artwork which are made of plastic waste and polystyrenes with the theme...

  • DRR Training Participants at HImachal Pradesh Participants of DRR Training in Kullu District, Himachal Pradesh Photo: IUCN\ Pratishtha Singh

    IUCN organises community training on Disaster Risk Reduction in Himachal Pradesh, India


    IUCN along with local NGO partner – Society for Technology Development, organised a three-day training programme from 23-25 April 2018, on Disaster Risk Reduction for local communities in Fozal Watershed, District Kullu, Himachal Pradesh. The training aimed...

  • woman pointing to a map on a table, others sit Photo: IUCN

    Restoring from experience in Myanmar


    With 45% forest cover, Myanmar has some of the largest remaining forest areas in Asia. Yet, the country suffers significant annual deforestation due to over-exploitation, illegal logging, shifting cultivation, governance and institutional issues, and...

  • Award presentation. In photo (left to right): Mr P.R. Sinha, Country Representative, IUCN India; Mr. K.K. Maheshwari, Managing Director, Ultratech Cement Ltd; Mr. Rajiv Dube, Director of Corporate Services, Aditya Birla Group; and Mr Tony Henshaw, Chief Sustainability Officer, Aditya Birla Group. Photo: IUCN / India

    Aditya Birla Group and Ultratech Cement launch Corporate Biodiversity Policy with IUCN’s support


    The Aditya Birla Group (ABG) launched a group-wide Corporate Biodiversity Policy on 23 April 2018 with a commitment to achieve No Net Loss of Biodiversity at their areas of operation. Following their lead, Ultratech Cement Ltd (an ABG Company) also launched...

  • Uttarakhand ROAM Validation Workshop Group Photograph Uttarakhand ROAM Validation Workshop Group Photograph Photo: IUCN\ Vishnu Sharma

    Uttarakhand State validates restoration opportunities and priorities identified using ROAM framework


    In India, IUCN is piloting a study in the state of Uttarakhand, in partnership with G.B. Pant National Institute of Himalayan Environment and Sustainable Development (GBPNIHESD) to assess opportunities for restoration within the state using the ROAM framework...

  • Text reads "solutions for a healthy planet" over an image of two fishermen Photo: PANORAMA

    Call for Solutions: Share examples of “what works in conservation” through PANORAMA!


    PANORAMA – Solutions for a Healthy Planet is an initiative to promote successful approaches in conservation and development across several thematic areas, allowing practitioners to learn from what worked before elsewhere.

  • people standing in ankle high water near shore with tools and soil Photo: © D. Wodehouse

    The 'ground rules' for successful restoration: Mangrove sediments


    Once thriving, mangroves contribute to building the soil they grow on. Loose sediments are swept into mangroves with the tides and river currents, where they are trapped and supplemented with organic matter to form stable soils – a vital foundation.


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